Why You Need to Visit Uganda

Beautiful Uganda is a real up and coming tourist destination. If you want to get there before it becomes a hive of tourist activity, then you need to seriously consider Uganda for your holiday this year. If you want to feel the African sun beating down on you, surrounded by lush scenery and picture perfect views, then you seriously need to consider travelling to Uganda this year.


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National Parks, Galore:

There is a plethora of national parks within Uganda, so you will be certainly spoilt for choice.

  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Kibale National Park
  • Lake Mburo National Park
  • Kipedo Valley National Park

All of the national parks offer something completely different, but there are very few places in the world where you can see stunning wildlife roaming free. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the richest ecosystems within Africa and is home to mountain gorillas, although as the name suggests it may be rather difficult to get a glimpse of them. You will need to apply for a permit and tours are only done on certain days. The walk is tough, but certainly worth it to catch sight of these majestic animals in their natural habitat. Kibale is home to many primates of all species, although the degradation of their homes means that visitors cannot delve as deep into the lush rainforest as they would like. Lake Mburo also has wonderful wildlife within its heart, ranging from zebras to impala to buffalo. If you want to see even more stunning wildlife, then head to Kipedo Valley where you can experience giraffes, lions, cheetahs and leopards. Each national park offers something completely different, but it would be madness not to see them all.

Lake Mutanda

Should the sight of the stunning safari animals drive you wild, you may need to find the perfect, secluded spot to relax just to get over the excitement. Head to Lake Mutanda and stop in one of the sumptuous loges with the most perfect views on offer on planet Earth. The freshwater lakes and rugged mountains will blow you away. The lake is simply breathtaking and you can watch the glorious African sunrise right from your window. It is a little slice of heaven on earth.

Ssese Islands

If you want to feel like you are stranded on a desert island with no way to return home, then you must visit the Ssese Islands. The fresh water spray cooling you down on a hot sandy beach, fringed with palm trees and luscious fauna surrounding you. It is utter perfection. While the infrastructure on the 84 islands is rudimentary, it is improving. That said, if you want to experience real African and Ugandan life, then this is the destination for you. It is the perfect place to relax and unwind, while surrounded by the most beautiful surroundings.

Kasubi Tombs

For the ultimate culture vulture, then you must visit the Kasubi Tombs. This UNESCO World Heritage site is truly wondrous and is an absolute must. The tombs are the resting place of the Buganda kings are simply marvellous. The site is so fascinating due to its architecture. Organic materials of wood, thatch, reed, wattle and daub have made the tomb, and it is a beautiful site.

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